Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation


Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation
Hyderābād, హైదరాబాద్, حیدرآباد میونسپلٹی
Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad
—  Local Government  —
Nickname(s): GHMC
Motto: On Mission Tomorrow
Coordinates: 17°21′58″N 78°28′34″E / 17.366°N 78.476°E / 17.366; 78.476Coordinates: 17°21′58″N 78°28′34″E / 17.366°N 78.476°E / 17.366; 78.476
Sovereign state India
State Andhra Pradesh
Status Local Government and Chief Planning Agency of the City of Hyderabad,India
Admin HQ GHMC Building
Creation 1869[1]
Hyderabad Corporation Act,1950 1950
Merger of Hyderabad and Secunderabad by Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Act,1955 1960-08-03
Government
 - Local authority Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation
 - Mayor Banda Karthika Reddy
 - Deputy Mayor Jaffer Hussain
 - Municipal Commissioner Sameer Sharma
 - Special Commissioner Navin Mittal
Population
 - Total >6,000,000
  Population
Time zone IST (UTC+5.5)
Area code (phone) +91-40
Website http://www.ghmc.gov.in/

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation in short (GHMC) earlier known as the MCH is the urban planning agency that oversees Hyderabad, the capital and largest city in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is the local government for the City of Hyderabad. Its geographical area covers most of the urban development agency the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA).

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History

In 1869, for the first time the Kotwal-e-Baldia, the City Police Commissioner used to look after the Municipal Administration.[2]

In the year 1869, Sir Salar Jung-I the then Prime Minister of Hyderabad Sate under the Nizam has constituted the Department of Municipal and Road Maintenance and a Municipal Commissioner was appointed for Hyderabad Board and Chaderghat Board. The city is 55 km2 and having a population of 3.5 lakhs. In 1886 Chadergat had become Chaderghat Municipality. In 1921 Hyderabad Municipality has increased to 84sq.km. These two Boards were amalgamated in the year 1933 into a Corporation and given statutory status under the Hyderabad Municipal Act. In 1934 for the first time elections were held for Municipal Corporation and a Standing Committee was appointed.[3]

In 1937 Banjara Hills, Jubilee Hills etc. are merged into Jubilee Hills Municipality. In 1942, the Corporation status has been removed due to certain issues. In 1945 Secunderabad Municipality was formed.

The Hyderabad Corporation and the Secunderabad Corporation, were established in 1950 via the Hyderabad Corporation Act. Jubilee Hills Municipality merged in Hyderabad Corporation during this time.[4]In 1955, the Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Act merged the municipal corporations overseeing Hyderabad and neighbouring Secunderabad.

In 1956, Hyderabad became capital of Andhra Pradesh after the state was formed. The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation was formed on 16 April 2007 by merging 12 municipalites and 8 gram panchayats with the Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad. The municipalities are L. B. Nagar, Gaddi annaram, Uppal Kalan, Malkajgiri, Kapra, Alwal, Qutubullapur, Kukatpally, Serilingampalle, Rajendranagar, Ramachandrapuram and Patancheru. All these municipalities are in Rangareddy district. The panchayats are Shamshabad, Satamarai, Jallapalli, Mamdipalli, Mankhal, Almasguda, Sardanagar and Ravirala.

The Government Order 261 was initially issued in July 2005. Now, the Supreme Court has rejected the plea to interfere into the matter, the Andhra Pradesh government has passed the GO 261 that is related to the creation of Greater Hyderabad on 16 April 2007. Earlier, Twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad had a population of 45 lakh living in an area of 172 km². The new urban agglomeration sprawls across 650 square kilometers with a population of 67 lakhs. The erstwhile city of the Nizams has now transformed into an area far greater and is the second largest, in terms of area - after New Delhi.[5]

The Government has decided to divide the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation into five zones (south, east, north, west and central zones), 17 circles and 150 wards. Each ward would cover about 37,000 people. The GHMC is headed by a Commissioner and also has a Special Commissioner both of whom belong to IAS. Each zone will have a zonal commissioner, an officer of the rank of additional commissioner with a deputy municipal commissioners heading every circle. There will also be a separate engineering wing with a Engineer in Chief and Chief Engineer at head office level and a superintending engineer for each zone; a town planning wing with Additional Commissioner (Planning) and a Chief City Planner at the head office level and a city planner for each zone.

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) comprises the erstwhile Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, plus 10 municipalities & 8 panchayats in Ranga Reddy district and 2 municipalities in Medak district.

The municipalities in Ranga Reddy district are: L. B. Nagar, Gaddi annaram, Uppal Kalan, Malkajgiri, Kapra, Alwal, Qutubullapur, Kukatpally, Serilingampalle and Rajendranagar

The panchayats in Ranga Reddy district are:Shamshabad, Satamarai, Jallapalli, Mamdipalli, Mankhal, Almasguda, Sardanagar and Ravirala

The municipalities in Medak district are: Ramachandrapuram and Patancheru

Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority

The areas under Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority includes,

  • 16 mandals in Hyderabad district (entire Hyderabad District)
  • 24 mandals in Ranga Reddy district - Shamshabad, Rajendranagar, Sherilingampally, Balanagar, Quthubullapur, Malkajigiri, Alwal, Lothkunta, Keesara, Ghatkesar, Uppal, Saroornagar, Medchal, Shameerpet, Hayathnagar, Shankerpally, Chevella, Shahbad, Moinabad, Maheshwaram, Ibrahimpatnam, Manchal (Part), Yacharam (Part), Kandukur
  • 10 mandals in Medak district - Patancheru, Ramachandrapuram, Sangareddy, Jinnaram, Hathnoora (Part), Narsapur, Shivampet, Tupran, Wargal, Mulug
  • 5 mandals in Nalgonda district - Bhongir, Bibinagar, Pochampally, Bommalaramaram, Choutuppal
  • 3 mandals in Mehboobnagar district - Kothur, Farooqnagar (Part)

Executive

The Andhra Pradesh Government has appointed CVSK Sarma as the first Chief Commissioner of GHMC. There is also a provision for a directly elected mayor of Hyderabad. Banda Karthika Reddy from Tarnaka division holds this post presently. However, the Chief Commissioner can allocate more funds and in general has more power.

Legislature

The term of the legislature of precursor to the GHMC namely the Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad, then simply called by the same name ended before the formation of the GHMC. The Standing Committee of the Legislature takes a major role in the decision making process within the legislature when it is in session

See also

  • List of Hyderabad Corporation wards, circles and zones

References

  1. ^ http://www.ghmc.gov.in/greaterhyd.asp
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ [3]
  5. ^ "Congress, MIM ahead in Hyderabad civic polls". thehindu.com. http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/article55006.ece. Retrieved 8 july 2011. 

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